Category Archives: DBG’s Blog

2Paragraphs: ISIS Has Chemical Weapons and Uranium, Can It Produce WMD?

By Hamish de Bretton Gordon. The shocking news two weeks ago that ISIS had overrun Saddam Hussein’s chemical weapons stockpile at Al Muthanna, and last week that ISIS had taken upwards of 40 pounds of uranium from Mosul University set the ‘wires’ into overdrive about whether ISIS would soon be producing WMD. There is still probably hundreds of tonnes of more »

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2Paragraphs: ISIS Has Control of Saddam Hussein’s WMD in Iraq

by Hamish de Bretton Gordon. Last week ISIS took control of the Iraqi Army military base at Al Muthanna, 45 miles NW of Baghdad, which houses the remnants of Saddam Hussein’s chemical weapons stockpile. This was the chemical weapons (CW) arsenal that killed hundreds of thousands of Iranians in the Iran-Iraq war, hundreds of thousands of Kurds during the more »

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Wilton Park: What Do We Mean By Chemical Weapons? (Podcast)

SecureBio’s Chief Operating Officer, Hamish de Bretton Gordon, talks to Wilton Park, a global forum for strategic discussions, about what do we mean when we talk about chemical weapons, how do we deal with the removal and avoidance of them and how do we protect ourselves:   Podcast:  https://www.wiltonpark.org.uk/podcast/chemical-weapons/

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2Paragraphs: Is Tony Blair Correct About WMD in Iraq and Syria?

By Hamish de Bretton-Gordon In Tony Blair’s essay on the Middle East last weekend, the former British Prime Minister has two assertions about WMD; firstly that the invasion of Iraq in 2003, to which he committed British troops, prevented Saddam Hussein using WMD again, which he [Saddam] had used to kill hundreds of thousands of Kurds and Iranians, more »

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2Paragraphs: Assad Wins Syrian Presidential Battle And The Chemical War

By Hamish de Bretton Gordon, COO SecureBio. As President Bashar al-Assad unsurprisingly wins the presidential battle in this most tenuous of democracies, Sigrid Kaag head of the joint UN/OPCW mission to rid Syria of its chemical weapons briefs the UN Security Council (Wednesday June 4) that there is little chance that the remaining 7%, which has been more »

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SecureBio: Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Threat Update April – May 2014

As part of our client services, SecureBio produces a bi-monthly threat update, highlighting CBRN events from across the globe and also providing expert analysis, the latest update covers events from 28th March until 29th May 2014. If you are interested in receiving further information or subscribing to our client services please do not hesitate to contact more »

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2Paragraphs: Syrian Chemical Weapons Use Continues–Time To Do Something?

By Hamish de Bretton Gordon, COO SecureBio. The only thing needed for evil to succeed is for good men to do nothing” – Edmund Burke Despite the fact that nearly all of Assad’s chemical weapons arsenal is now either out of Syria or unusable, the regime proliferates the terror of chemical attacks by using improvised more »

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SecureBio: The Unique Combination Of Infield Science And Military Analysis.

“ The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.” Attributed to Edmund Burke.   Debora MacKenzie raises some interesting and valid points in her article concerning the weight of proof and the value of the evidence provided by SecureBio, as published in The Telegraph.  After all, who more »

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2Paragraphs: Syria Using Chlorine And Ammonia On Civilians, Says CW Expert

As the final elements of the Syrian regime stockpile should be on their way out of Syria, the regime is perpetuating the chemical weapons (CW) misery for the innocent civilians of Syria by dropping chlorine and ammonia barrel bombs. This is a brilliant ruse of war as it is causing more confusion and inertia among the more »

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Letter To The Telegraph: Unconventional, Unorthodox And Unexpected?

SIR – Criticism was predictable from supporters of the Syrian regime of my project with the Telegraph to find and analyse samples from recent chlorine attacks in Syria, which have left at least two children dead in the last few weeks. However, I am disappointed by other comments from some purporting to support innocent civilians in more »

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